October marks the middle of the regular fall semester. Many instructors may be concerned about mid-term testing and material coverage. As we tackle those important mid-semester tasks, it is often a good idea to get some feedback from students about how the course is going. Read about the benefits of mid-semester teaching surveys in an article authored by Teaching Center staff in this week's University Times.
The University of Pittsburgh has partnered with SensusAccess to offer a file converter tool that makes inaccessible documents (such as Word or PDF files) into more accessible media (such as searchable PDFs, audio MP3 files, Braille, or e-text). SensusAccess is available to all Pitt faculty, staff, students, and alumni that have an active University email address.
As the world follows the latest developments regarding the Coronavirus, check out the University of Pittsburgh's Massive Open Online Course, Epidemics, Pandemics and Outbreaks. This MOOC is offered on Coursera and explores what we can do to prevent outbreaks of infectious diseases from becoming epidemics or a pandemic. This course focuses on public health laws, and you'll hear from experts that provide a framework for effective prevention, like quarantine laws, drug development policies, and bioterrorism and biodefense.